National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is legally registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) under the institutional enrollment act of Nepal. It is the national umbrella body of persons with disabilities, represents more than three hundreds member organizations working for promoting the rights of disabled people throughout the country.
National Federation of the Disabled Nepal convened two days conference of South Asian Network of women with disabilities, at Kathmandu on 14th and 15th July 2014. The key objective of the conference was to bring the South Asian leaders of women with disabilities together to discuss on the different issues of women with disabilities and highlight it in the international forum. The other specific objective of the conference was to form a regional network of South Asian women with disabilities.
National Federation of the Disabled Nepal called a press meeting in Bhadrakali, Kathmandu today and repeated its stand on the move that the organization has been taking for last one week demanding the representation of persons with disabilities in the constituent assembly.
In the leadership of National Federation of the Disabled Nepal, persons with disabilities are in relay hunger strike in Bhadrakali since February 5, 2014 demanding at least four disabled representatives in the Constituent Assembly (CA). Today, the fifth day of the hunger strike, the leaders of various political parties and human rights activists came to meet the persons staying in hunger strike and expressed their commitment, moral support and solidarity to the movement.
The national leaders of Persons with disabilities started relay hunger strike at Kathmandu today. They have stepped towards such decisions while the government and political parties did not put serious attention towards their demand of the representation of persons with disabilities in the constituent assembly.
National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) has released the election observation report prepared focusing to the access of persons with disabilities in the constituent assembly election 2013.